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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:57 pm
by Serett
johnjay wrote:Have y'all been buying the books listed as optional?


Not yet, as I'm waiting to see just how recommended or necessary they are. I only have optional texts listed for Civ Pro with Sachs, anyway.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:57 pm
by SplitMyPants
FYI - I saw this posted in the ask a law student forum:

http://www.bigwords.com/

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:18 am
by Hahalollawl
Hey, what are you guys doing for health insurance (if you're not on someone else's plan)? Duke SMIP? Some kind of Medicaid or Obamacare plan? Is it possible to get your Healthcare subsidized?

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:53 am
by OliveBC
If anyone is interested the Civ Pro tab for Sachs' class (syllabus, resources, etc) is up on Sakai now

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:39 am
by retaking23
Hahalollawl wrote:Hey, what are you guys doing for health insurance (if you're not on someone else's plan)? Duke SMIP? Some kind of Medicaid or Obamacare plan? Is it possible to get your Healthcare subsidized?


SMIP and it sucks because I'm on Medicaid in my home state. I think I'd have to establish NC residency before I can get Medicaid at Duke which would be a pain because I plan on coming back every summer break anyway and then I'd be without coverage then. If anyone has a cheap alternative solution for out of state students, I'd be very interested.

racrfish wrote:
bluebonnetss wrote:I'm able to see my schedule, but not the books I need for the classes? What am I doing wrong?



Go here, put in your classes and sections to get your books: "http://www.dukestores.duke.edu/textbook.php"


Would it be wise to wait until classes begin to purchase books (like was the case in undergrad, at least for me)? Or are we expected to purchase our books and be up to date with the readings from the first day of classes? Don't want to start off behind but don't want to be too neurotic about this whole thing either.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:53 am
by carolinainmymind
FYI - The legal writing class sections are up on ACES now as well.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:12 am
by carolinainmymind
Also, the Foundations course is up as well. Enrollment for Foundations is 222, maybe that's the final class size number.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:26 am
by SplitMyPants
Damn, section 6 is reppin TLS hard!

Better for me. I wouldn't want to be with all y'all TLS strivers anyways. :wink:

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:39 am
by racrfish
retaking23 wrote:
Hahalollawl wrote:Hey, what are you guys doing for health insurance (if you're not on someone else's plan)? Duke SMIP? Some kind of Medicaid or Obamacare plan? Is it possible to get your Healthcare subsidized?


SMIP and it sucks because I'm on Medicaid in my home state. I think I'd have to establish NC residency before I can get Medicaid at Duke which would be a pain because I plan on coming back every summer break anyway and then I'd be without coverage then. If anyone has a cheap alternative solution for out of state students, I'd be very interested.

racrfish wrote:
bluebonnetss wrote:I'm able to see my schedule, but not the books I need for the classes? What am I doing wrong?



Go here, put in your classes and sections to get your books: "http://www.dukestores.duke.edu/textbook.php"


Would it be wise to wait until classes begin to purchase books (like was the case in undergrad, at least for me)? Or are we expected to purchase our books and be up to date with the readings from the first day of classes? Don't want to start off behind but don't want to be too neurotic about this whole thing either.


Purchase books now. You will have a lot of reading to do for the first day of class. And every day after that. If you wait you'll have to mooch off others or the library to get your work done which is an unnecessary stress.

This isn't like undergrad where the first day is just going over the syllabus. You'll get cold called the first day of class, too.

Welcome to TLS

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:54 am
by CaptainLeela
Welcome to TLS

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:25 pm
by JingoFett
Section 5, I see we're reppin' one other person. Feel free to PM me

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:51 pm
by Hahalollawl
BTW did anyone decide to do the mentor thing? I think the form was due yesterday?

Welcome to TLS

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:24 pm
by CaptainLeela
Welcome to TLS

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:37 pm
by SplitMyPants
Hahalollawl wrote:BTW did anyone decide to do the mentor thing? I think the form was due yesterday?


I did. I figured, why not?

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:41 pm
by Serett
SplitMyPants wrote:
Hahalollawl wrote:BTW did anyone decide to do the mentor thing? I think the form was due yesterday?


I did. I figured, why not?


Also did.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:51 pm
by KatyMarie
Serett wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Hahalollawl wrote:BTW did anyone decide to do the mentor thing? I think the form was due yesterday?


I did. I figured, why not?


Also did.


Me too. I think it's a cool idea actually.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:16 pm
by Hank Rearden
Serett wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Hahalollawl wrote:BTW did anyone decide to do the mentor thing? I think the form was due yesterday?


I did. I figured, why not?


Also did.


+1

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:07 am
by SplitMyPants
Where the heck is our loan disbursement?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:20 am
by Serett
I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:26 am
by carolinainmymind
Serett wrote:I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:


Bojangles, so good. Can't resist.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:30 am
by retaking23
Ok, I'm pretty sure my financial aid was/is being disbursed. Under bursar info in aces, under the account activity tab, I have a negative balance which is the amount that should be wired to my bank for living expenses, right???

I suppose I'll call my bank in a bit just to confirm, but the point is, it's happening so give it until noon peeps.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:44 am
by gta
Serett wrote:I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:


Cook-Out was the local place that I had to check out right away. Delicious. Probably not good that they have one so close to Pinnacle Ridge...

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:50 am
by Serett
carolinainmymind wrote:
Serett wrote:I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:


Bojangles, so good. Can't resist.


And I live right freaking next to the one by Lowes. It's so cheap, too. ~$6.25 for a breast and wing, fries, biscuit, and drink?!

gta wrote:
Serett wrote:I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:


Cook-Out was the local place that I had to check out right away. Delicious. Probably not good that they have one so close to Pinnacle Ridge...


Guess I'm not laying off yet :lol:

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:16 am
by carolinainmymind
Serett wrote:
carolinainmymind wrote:
Serett wrote:I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:


Bojangles, so good. Can't resist.


And I live right freaking next to the one by Lowes. It's so cheap, too. ~$6.25 for a breast and wing, fries, biscuit, and drink?!

gta wrote:
Serett wrote:I saved up for my first year of living expenses, so I need the loan money less than I need to stop buying things.*

*But I totally needed new rear speakers because they didn't match the impedance on my receiver! And I had to try Chick Fil-A, Bojangles, PDQ, and Church's Chicken at least once...okay, maybe three times for Bojangles... :roll:


Cook-Out was the local place that I had to check out right away. Delicious. Probably not good that they have one so close to Pinnacle Ridge...


Guess I'm not laying off yet :lol:


Cook-Out is so cheap, too. Their prices don't even make sense.

Re: Duke Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:24 am
by OliveBC
you guys are making me hungry